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What you will learn: Enhance the Knowledge and Skills of Individuals Who Work with Older Adults
  • How to enhance your professional marketability
  • Building skills and competencies
  • How to fulfills your continuing education requirements as a professional
  • Develop an interdisciplinary perspective on aging

Get BIG Savings with our Gerontology Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses
  1. Gerontology
  2. End of Life Care
  3. Healthy Aging
  4. Helping Elderly Parents
  5. Healing Environments
  6. Handling Medical Emergencies
  7. Explore a Career in Nursing
  8. Holistic and Integrative Health
  9. Spirituality, Health, and Healing
  10. Brain Health
1. Gerontlogy: Be knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional in the field of gerontology

The Certificate in Gerontology represents a specialization in the field of gerontology. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with older adults by providing an educational experience that is multidisciplinary in nature. With the population aging at a rapid rate, the number of individuals over 65 will more than double by 2020. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing, new jobs are being developed, and new services created. Health professionals who work with the older population will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of the field of gerontology and to stay current with emerging trends.

2. End of Life Care: Specialize in the field of caring for those who are experiencing a terminal illness

End-of-life care presents health care professionals as well as patients and family members with many challenges and dilemmas. Education in the holistic and integrative care of individuals at the end of life builds on and expands professional competencies and brings healing and transformation.

The Certificate in End-of-Life Issues represents a specialization in the field of caring for those who are experiencing a terminal illness. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with dying patients by providing a multidisciplinary educational experience.

3. Healthy Aging: Explore the characteristics of the healthy aging brain, and examine how cognitive function can be maintained into old age

As the population in the United States ages, there are many opportunities to learn how to work with seniors in multiple settings in a way that supports quality of life. In the Certificate in Healthy Aging, you'll gain an overview of specific aspects of aging to provide a long-term foundation for treatment of the senior community and overall health during the later years of life.

You'll see how increasing scientific, clinical, and social interest helps us understand the relationship between nutrition and aging. You'll explore the characteristics of the healthy aging brain, and examine how cognitive function can be maintained into old age. The program also examines the ways physical activity can enhance well-being for seniors and uncovers the keys to longevity that allow some people to live to 100 years old. Finally, the program explores the role that intimacy and sexuality play in the health of seniors. This certificate is designed for anyone working in the health care field, those who are interested in the topic, those who are working with the aging population, or anyone who wishes to prepare for a career in aging services or gerontology.

4. Helping Elderly Parents: Learn How To Help Elderly Parents

Are your parents in their golden years?

Learning how to help parents or other loved ones through their transition can prepare us for our own. This compassionate and comprehensive class will give you the tools, techniques, and insights for this passage.

Growing older is a part of life. Some aspects are joyful, some bittersweet, some frustrating, some frightening. You will learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help.

You'll understand the impact of retirement, learn how to choose a nursing home, and be prepared to deal with death. You'll learn about financial and legal considerations, health issues, and family interpersonal relationships.

Assisting Aging People Online Course will also introduce you to special communication skills, observation methods, and coping mechanisms to ease the burden for everyone involved. You'll learn to handle most of the challenges you will face while coming to appreciate and cherish the privilege of the journey.

5. Healing Environments: Learn how evidence-based design can create environments that foster healing and support the mission of health care facilities

The design of a health care facility can contribute greatly to the well-being of patients, staff, and the wider community. In this innovative certificate program, you'll examine how Optimal Healing Environments (OHEs) impact the health of individuals and communities on a physical, social, psychological, and spiritual level.

You'll learn how evidence-based design can create environments that foster healing and support the mission of health care facilities. You'll explore the effect of all the elements of an environment, including color, light, sound, and art, and the role they play in supporting physical and emotional health. In addition, the program examines how a facility can use a focus on nature to create a sense of connection, how to benefit from the use of technology while mitigating the emotional stress that can result from it, and the importance of such environmental aspects as clean air and water.

At the end of this program, you'll appreciate all aspects of a healing environment and be able to describe methods of enhancing personal and work environments so they support the health of individuals and surrounding communities in a sustainable, healing manner

6. Handling Medical Emergencies: Learn about handling medical emergencies

This Certificate in Handling Medical Emergencies Online Course will identify common medical emergencies affecting children and adults, help you recognize signs and symptoms, and teach you how to render appropriate emergency care. For adults, you will learn how to recognize and manage chest pain, heart attack, stroke, diabetic problems, seizures, breathing difficulty, burns, and allergic reactions. For children, you will also learn about poisoning, fever, childhood illnesses, injuries from accidents, and the signs of abuse.

7. Explore a Career in Nursing: Have a foundation of basic medical knowledge to build on!

Are you interested in a career that's meaningful and challenging with a great salary, benefits, and opportunities for advancement? You should think about becoming a nurse! No segment of the economy is growing faster than the healthcare industry, and nurses have more options than ever before.

You'll start by learning about the skills and prerequisite courses you'll need to qualify for nursing school and the different pathways to becoming a nurse. Then you'll get an introduction to licensing exams and a crash course in medical basics: acronyms, medicalese, blood tests, and radiology—just enough to get your feet wet.

As you progress through the course, you'll learn about several different fields of nursing—from traditional bedside work to critical care areas, like the OR and ICU, to lesser known branches of the field, like nursing informatics. Basically, there's a nursing specialty for everyone, whether your dream is an adrenaline-fueled job in a fast-paced emergency department or a desk job working for the government. You'll also gain information about what you can do with a graduate degree in nursing, and take a quick peek at some of the other medical positions you might be interested in, like radiology technician or physical therapist.

Along the way, you'll read actual interviews from nurses currently working in the field, and learn about basic clinical skills to put you ahead of the game for nursing school. By the end of this course you'll know what it takes to become a nurse and what kind of opportunities are out there, and you'll even have a foundation of basic medical knowledge to build on. If you've ever thought about nursing, now is the time to find out more!

8. Holistic and Integrative Health: Learn the fundamentals of this person-centered and person-empowered approach to health care

Increasingly, today's consumers are seeking health care providers who focus on wellness and natural healing. As a result, the exciting and rewarding field of integrative health is growing rapidly.

In this 12-lesson Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health program, designed for both health care professionals and consumers, you'll learn the fundamentals of this person-centered and person-empowered approach to health care. You'll cover topics including holistic stress management, health and the human spirit, energy healing, elements of meditation, healing environments, Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, humor and health, music therapy and sound healing, nutrition, therapeutic massage and bodywork, and healing effects of physical activity.

As you explore the diverse systems that fall under the umbrella of integrative health, you'll gain an awareness of the philosophies of health and healing that unite all of these systems. You'll discover the benefits of emphasizing wellness, building a strong relationship between provider and client, promoting self-healing, and using nutritional approaches and other natural healing techniques. Above all, you'll gain a new respect for human individuality and the healing power of the integrative health approach.

9. Spirituality, Health, and Healing: Recognize and understand a variety of spiritual and religious values, beliefs, and practices and their impact on health and healing.

Spirituality, religion, and culture play an important role in health and healing. Health care systems and health care professionals must recognize and understand a variety of spiritual and religious values, beliefs, and practices and their impact on health and healing.

To meet the needs of a spiritually and culturally diverse client population, today's health care system is evolving in its approach. Knowledgeable providers who can deliver compassionate, effective care and meet their clients' and patients' spiritual needs are in dramatically increasing demand. To gain a broad understanding of spirituality, health, and healing and to stay current with emerging trends, health professionals who work with diverse religious and spiritual populations will need continuing professional education.

10. Brain Health: Explore how to support health and happiness through lifestyle choices that impact this remarkable organ.

The brain is an amazing organ. It receives information through the five senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing. It's affected by virtually every aspect of our lives, including our moods, our activities, how well we sleep, our stress levels, and the foods we eat. In this innovative Brain Courses Online program, you'll gain insights into the amazing brain and explore how to support health and happiness through lifestyle choices that impact this remarkable organ.

You'll start by taking a peek inside the skull to get to know the brain itself. You'll learn about the components of this organ to gain a deeper understanding of its structure and function. The program also examines the latest theories about the brain, including neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, and epigenetics.

Then you'll explore a variety of questions about how activities and life experiences can impact brain health and overall wellbeing. Can we program our brains for happiness? How do sleep quality and stress affect our mental and physical health? Can activities such as exercise, play, and even listening to music boost brain health?

Based on recent scientific studies, this program offers techniques and insights about how these and other aspects of life can support the healthy brain. This program is perfect for healthcare professionals and nurses or anyone who wants to better understand how supporting brain health can foster health, happiness, and wellbeing.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

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Course Fast Facts:

  1. This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  2. Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  3. You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  4. You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line
  5. You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Administration

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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Units of Study

The Ultimate Gerontology Online 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Gerontology Online Course

The Certificate in Gerontology consists of a total of 11 courses:

  • Introduction To Gerontology
  • Physiology of Aging
  • Mental Health and Aging
  • Healthy Aging
  • Pain Assessment and Management in the Older Adult
  • Death and Dying
  • Sleep and Aging
  • The Older Woman
  • Elder Abuse
  • Aging and Disorders of Communication
  • Alzheimer's Disease: Mysteries and Possibilities

Course 2 - End of Life Care

There are 8 units of study

  • End of Life Issues: Ethical Issues
  • End of Life Issues: Hospice and Palliative Care    
  • End of Life Issues: Pain Assessment and Management    
  • End of Life Issues: Physiologic Changes
  • End of Life Issues: Death, Dying, and Grief
  • Cultural Considerations at the End of Life
  • Pediatric End-Of-Life Care: Compassion and Caring
  • Caregiving at the End of Life: Issues and Considerations

Course 3 - Healthy Aging


There are 5 units of study

  • Nutrition and Healthy Aging
  • The Healthy Aging Brain
  • Physical Activity and Healthy Aging
  • Centenarians: Keys to Longevity
  • Intimacy, Sexuality, and Healthy Aging

Course 4 - Helping Elderly Parents

There are 12 units of study

 

Communicating with Aging Parents

In our first lesson, you'll learn a few tools and techniques for effective communication that will sustain you as your parents age.

Helping Maintain Interest in Life

In this lesson, we'll explore ideas that can help you help your parent to maintain his or her zest for life as circumstances change. You'll discover some activities that you might not have thought of before. But you can only suggest that your parents get involved with a new interest. It can be frustrating if they refuse and you have to watch them lose their will to live. My intent is to give you many tools so you can keep trying until something works. If the only behavior you can change is your own, remember that your parent can't help but respond differently to that change. So at least that is in your control. You'll find suggestions on how to make the most of this fact in this lesson. 

Simplifying Life

In this lesson, we're going to talk about ways to change how you think about accumulating things. I'll give you some ideas about what to do with the things you and your parents already have once you decide to free yourselves from the burden of excessive possessions. You'll learn about trusts and gifting away financial assets in Lesson 8—for now, we're talking about artifacts and material possessions, the things that fill your rooms, have to be dusted, insured, provided space, and otherwise cared for. Today you'll learn how to protect yourself from the mind control of advertising in our society of getting and spending. At last, you'll have the awareness to control your own spending habits and help your parents start to unload their lifetime accumulation of stuff.

Important Papers

We often live under the delusion that we're immortal until something, like a death in the family, reminds us of our vulnerability in this world. We may not even think about what would happen to our cat or dog if we got hit by a bus, let alone how we would like our worldly goods distributed. If we think about our health care wishes at all, it's to hope that we do get hit by a bus and don't have to endure a painful or prolonged decline or death. Advance directives are written documents that serve as an individual's instructions regarding disposal of his or her property. In today's lesson, you'll learn what documents you must have, as well as those you should have for yourself and your parents. Today, we'll take a close at each of the important documents, and I'll provide you with tips on how to acquire and prepare them for yourself and your parents with minimum cost and effort. If you're at least 18 years of age, you should have your preferred medical, resuscitation, and funereal instructions officially documented, even if you don't yet have assets to worry about. You'll find out how to address this critical need in this lesson! 

What You Need to Know Now

Even if you think you know your parents inside and out, you might be surprised by some of the things you don't know. And some of those things may be important to you should a parent have to move to assisted living, become incapacitated, or die. In this lesson, I'll tell you about some of the things you should find out while you still can. In addition to the documents we discussed in Lesson 4, you or your parents may have cash, valuables, investments, pensions, insurance policies, safe deposit boxes, a personal safe combination, and account numbers that will be invaluable to the executor of an estate. Do you and your parents have all those things neatly filed in one place? We'll cover all that and more in this lesson.

Handling Emotions

You'll learn about practical and material matters in several of the other lessons in this course. In today's lesson, we'll take a different tack. Every emotion that there is to experience can surface at some time when you're involved in the inevitable changes that come with aging. Today, I'll help you learn what emotions to expect in yourself, your parents, your siblings, and others. We'll revisit some of the communication techniques you learned in Lesson 1 as tools for handling feelings that surface. We'll also explore some new applications of pacing and leading, and ways to manage your own emotions.

 Finding Help

In the past, it was the norm for family to absorb whatever additional burdens came with the declining health and abilities of elders. Community and government services were limited or nonexistent. That's no longer the case. You are not alone, and the good news is that there are services available no matter what financial situation you or your parents are in. In this lesson, we'll explore what's available, where to find it, and the levels or progression of help that you may need over time. You'll also learn how to tell when to move from one level to another. After that, we'll go over some strategies for handling that moment when you introduce the idea of getting help to your parents. This can be a delicate matter, so it's best to be prepared. Issues of self-esteem and layers of emotion may arise when your parents find that they just can't do all the things they used to. I'll teach you to be on the lookout for this as we explore finding help.

When It's Time to Move

The home care services you learned about in Lesson 7 can postpone a move to assisted living quarters, but there may come a time when it's no longer feasible for your parents to stay in their current home. You'll learn how to discuss the idea of a move with your parents, and ascertain their preferences, fears, and concerns. There are now several possibilities for increased care or services other than your home or a nursing home. I'll describe some common ones in this lesson. We'll explore the options progressively, from fully independent living to full-care nursing. We'll also talk about downsizing, as well as relocation and other services that you may need. Finally, you'll learn to choose wisely if sudden illness or impairment strikes, making a progressive approach impossible.

Choosing a Nursing Home

Today you'll learn the five symptoms that reveal when it's time for your parent to move to a nursing home. Selecting a nursing home is one of the most important decisions you can make. I'll give you criteria and a checklist for selection that will serve you well whether you find yourself in a sudden crisis or just ahead of a parent being released from hospital. You'll be able to use the information in this lesson to enhance your confidence in selecting assisted living or other residence options.

The Transition

When the time comes to move your parent to a nursing home, your behavior can make a big difference in how well he or she accepts the change. You'll have to face the emotions of your parent and other family members, and control your own. The communication skills based on neurolinguistic programming (NLP) that you have learned in previous lessons will serve you well: pacing and leading, gaining and maintaining rapport, and using disassociation to control emotion. In today's lesson, I'll give you some more tips for applying your skills during this stressful time. 

Death as a Life Event

In this lesson, I invite you to consider death as a life event, another rite of passage in the ever-flowing river of existence. I'll share much of my own experience with my mother's death, and some thoughts that friends and students have shared with me. What you learn will serve you well if you're dealing with the impending death of a loved one. If you aren't yet facing it, the information in this lesson will help prepare you for that eventuality. You'll learn practical tips to help the dying person, and a few more to help you cope. You'll be encouraged to conquer your fear and reluctance enough to be fully present when death is imminent, and this will free you for a profound experience.

Afterward

In Lesson 11, we talked about ways to handle the experience of a loved one dying. I urged you to choose to be fully present for that experience. In this, our final lesson, we'll address what to expect after the death. You'll become familiar with various theories about grief. We'll also cover some tips on handling issues that might arise. Finally, I'll offer you encouragement and suggestions for getting closure on this life experience, and ideas for getting on with the living

Course 5 - Healing Environments

There are 9 units of study

  • The Power of Design—Healthy Buildings, Healthy Communities
  • Creating Healing Relationships    
  • Color and Health – Exploring the Connection
  • Light, Health, and Healing    
  • Sound and Art: Using The Ears and Eyes to Heal
  • Nature and Healing—The Power of Connection    
  • The Air We Breathe—How Air Quality Affects Health and Well-Being    
  • How Safe Is Your Water?
  • Our Rewired Brains—Technology and Health


Course 6 - Handling Medical Emergencies


There are 12 units of study

Introduction to Medical Emergencies

Every day, thousands of medical emergencies occur in the United States. In our first lesson, you'll learn what happens when someone dials 911 to report the emergency. You'll see how emergency 911 operators do their jobs, who will respond to the emergency, and what will happen after emergency medical services personnel arrive at the scene. We'll also explore how you can help without exposing yourself to legal liability. Then, we'll start going over the human body so you'll know why your organs work like they do!

The Initial Assessment

Today, you'll learn how to make sure you stay safe at the scene of an emergency—from watching out for traffic and identifying hazards, to protecting yourself from transmitted diseases. Then, you'll learn the ABCs of emergency care so you'll know what steps to take in order to help someone in need. Also, you'll see how to take a reading of a patient's respiration and pulse to determine if the heart and lungs are working normally.

Heart Disease and Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for adults in the USA. In today's lesson, you'll learn what causes heart disease and how you and your family can prevent it from happening to yourselves. We'll discuss angina and heart attacks, and I'll tell you why you may not want your family member to go to the closest hospital if you suspect they may be having heart problems!

Respiratory Illness and Disease

Would you know what to do if your child suddenly choked on a small toy or piece of food? Today's lesson addresses choking and breathing problems, the leading causes of accidental deaths in children. You'll also learn about asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, and carbon monoxide poisoning. And I'll show you how using everyday household cleaning products might be dangerous!

Head and Brain Injuries

In this lesson, you'll learn all about the body's master organ—the brain! We'll discuss concussions, head injuries, seizures, and strokes. You'll see how the pupils of the eyes give you important information about brain function, and how to recognize the signs of a stroke, one of the most common events leading to adult disability.

Bleeding and Burns 

Do you know what the largest organ of the body is? Surprise—it's your skin! In today's lesson, we'll go over what happens when you injure your skin—whether you've scraped, cut, torn, punctured, or burned it. We'll also go over how to recognize the signs of bleeding, even if the bleeding is internal and out of your sight. You'll see how to stop all types of bleeding and how to treat all types of burns, including electrical, chemical, thermal, and even severe sunburns!

The Nine Types of Shock

In today's lesson, you'll learn all about shock . . . not the electrical kind, but the type that prevents oxygen from getting to your body's cells. You'll learn how to recognize and treat shock caused by infections, allergic reactions, bleeding, breathing problems, diabetes, heart problems, spinal injuries, and simple fainting. You'll also see what to look for to determine if an unconscious person has a chronic medical problem, with no one around to tell you about it!

Medical and Environmental Emergencies

Today, we'll go in depth to learn about underlying medical problems such as diabetes, gallstones, hepatitis, appendicitis, and kidney stones. You'll also learn about heat and cold emergencies, from heat exhaustion and heat stroke to frostbite and hypothermia. And you'll find out what's happening if your patient's eyeballs look yellow!

Managing Poisoning

Almost 3 million children are victims of accidental poisoning each year. In this lesson, you'll learn how poisoning occurs—how it gets into a child's body through absorption, inhalation, ingestion, or injection. You'll see why poison control centers have been established throughout the country and how you can reach one using a single phone number. Most important, you'll learn what to do and what not to do before medical help arrives at your house.

Fractures and Sports Injuries

Today, we'll focus on injuries to the bones and joints. We'll explore fractures, sprains, and strains, as well as how to handle neck and back injuries without causing further harm to your patient. You'll learn how to use common items to make splints to stabilize an arm or leg until help arrives. Then, we'll talk about common sports injuries affecting adults and children. You'll also learn about athletic trainers and the roles they serve in organized team sports.

Child Development and Specific Injuries

Children aren't just little adults! In this lesson, you'll learn how children react to injury and illness, and how you can interact with them during the various stages they go through as they grow up. You'll learn the differences in their anatomy as they get bigger, how their vital signs change, and how they're so much more susceptible to shock than adults are. And we'll explore common childhood emergencies such as infection, fever, and seizures. Then, we'll examine the early warning signs of substance abuse among teenagers and talk about a difficult topic—teen suicide and self-injury.

Critical Illnesses, SIDS, and Abuse

In our final lesson, you'll learn about illnesses common to children—croup, epiglottitis, asthma, and meningitis. We'll also explore SIDS—Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and learn why researchers think it occurs and steps you can take to reduce its risk. We'll close by discussing the nationwide problem of child neglect and abuse, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of physical and sexual abuse, and why just one phone call can make a major positive step in an abused child's life

Course 7 - Explore a Career in Nursing

There are 12 units of study

So You Want to Be a Nurse 

In this first lesson, you'll discover some of the many benefits of becoming a nurse. We'll discuss the different pathways to getting a nursing Certificate or degree, and we'll look at the pros and cons of each. We'll also talk about some things to think about before you seriously consider nursing school, like prerequisite classes and some of the skills that can help set you up for success. Got math? Are you a good multitasker? Do you like talking to other people? Great! If not, it's never too early to start practicing!

Medical Basics

Today's lesson is a crash course in medical basics. Without getting too detailed, we'll discuss some common medical acronyms, and you'll learn how to decode intimidating medical terminology. We'll talk about different types of doctors, equipment, and tests that nurses encounter, and then we'll finish up with an introduction to medical math. It sounds a little scary, but this lesson will serve as a foundation to understanding the ones that follow. And the information presented here can be helpful whether you work in the medical field someday or just want to know a little bit more about what's really happening when you or your loved ones go to the doctor.

Welcome to Nurse Training!

This lesson is all about nurse training. First, we'll take a look at exactly what happens in nursing school—from the coursework to the clinical rotations to the exams. But school is just the beginning! After graduation, there's the NCLEX licensing exam, where you'll demonstrate that you've learned enough to be a safe and competent nurse. Then, it'll be time for your first nursing position, where you might enroll in a nurse internship or residency, or you might receive additional training in your department. By the end of this lesson, you'll have a good idea of the different types of training you might go through on your path to becoming a nurse.

The Frontlines of Nursing

Today we're going to look at the three most common job settings for new nurses—hospital acute care, outpatient clinics, and long-term care facilities. You'll learn about the different specialties you can pursue in each area, the colleagues you might work with, and what working as a nurse in these three areas is really like.

Nursing for Adrenaline Junkies

Many people consider ER, OR, and ICU nursing the most exciting fields of nursing! We'll discuss what it's really like to work in these settings—and how this compares to what you see on TV. You'll learn how ERs triage patients, what it means to scrub or circulate in the OR, the different types of ICUs, and a whole lot more.

Nursing for Therapeutic Communicators

There are certain fields in nursing that require more care and compassion than others. We're going to discuss psychiatric nursing, hospice nursing, case management, and health coaching in this lesson. These positions are less likely to be adrenaline-fueled, but they're rewarding in their own ways. These are careers that focus on the counseling and patient advocacy roles of nursing. We'll discuss psychiatric hospitals and substance abuse centers and the people you'll work with there, as well as some of the most common tasks in working with patients who are dying and those who are looking to maintain good health and healthy practices.

Nursing for Number Crunchers and Nine-to-Fivers

This lesson is about careers that focus on the research, education, management, and change agent roles of nursing. We'll be looking at research nursing, informatics nursing, and legal nurse consulting. Although most nurses working in these fields have at least a year of clinical nursing experience, none of these positions requires additional certification or degrees.

Nursing for Those Who Want to Better Their Communities

What have you heard about community health nursing? This is a specialty that encompasses a variety of positions, from school nurses to prison nurses to Red Cross disaster relief nurses. Community health nurses engage in all six of the nursing roles, with heavy focus on education, patient advocacy, and being a change agent. We'll explore what it really means to be a community health nurse—where you work and what you might be doing.

Nursing for Those Who Want to See the World

Today's lesson is for wanderers! We'll explore everything from working as a travel nurse in a neighboring town to taking to the high seas as a member of the Navy Nurse Corps. We'll also look at medical mission work like Doctors Without Borders and Mercy Ships. If you want to use your nursing skills while seeing the world, get ready to love this lesson.

Pediatric and Obstetric Nursing . . . and More!

No nursing survey course would be complete without touching on pediatric and obstetric nursing. We'll take a look at these specialties and then check out a few other nursing positions that involve working on a team instead of in a department. Finally, we'll round out Lesson 10 with a quick peek at what it means to be a charge nurse or nurse manager.

Advanced Practice Nursing: Beyond the Bachelor's Degree

This lesson is for overachievers and forward thinkers. Maybe you want to be a nurse but you know you're going to want to do more than basic clinical nursing. You might be thinking about teaching or hospital administration. Or perhaps you want to become a nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist. We'll look at all of those options in this lesson!

If You're Still Not Sure

What if you've gone through this course so far and learned about nursing school and licensing exams and the different fields of nursing, but you still don't know if nursing is right for you? That's okay! This final lesson will recap the highs and lows of nursing and give you some ideas about alternatives to becoming a nurse. We'll also look at some strategies for getting more information so you can be armed with the knowledge you need to make a decision.

Course 8 - Holistic and Integrative Health


There are 12 units of study

  • Holistic Stress Management
  • Health and the Human Spirit
  • Energy Healing
  • Healing Elements of Meditation
  • Place and Space: Healing Environments
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: an Ancient Approach to Healing
  • Ayurvedic Medicine: Ancient Foundations of Health Care
  • Humor and Health
  • Music Therapy and Sound Healing
  • Nutrition: An Integrative Approach
  • Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Healing Therapies
  • Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement

Course 9 - Spirituality, Health, and Healing

There are 12 units of study

  • Characteristics of Spirituality
  • Spirituality, the Health Care Professional, and the Spiritual Care Provider
  • Spiritual Rituals
  • Spirituality, Religion, and Health
  • Spirituality, Culture, and Health
  • Spiritual Assessment and Spiritual Care
  • Therapeutic Interventions for Healing
  • Sacred Spaces, Healing Places
  • Spiritual Care of the Dying
  • Spirituality and the Grieving Process
  • Spirituality, Religion, and Children
  • Spiritual Dimensions of Aging

Course 10 - Brain Health

There are 7 units of study

  • The Amazing Brain: Understanding the Basics
  • Wire Your Brain for Happiness
  • Music, Sound, and the Healthy Brain
  • Meditation and Brain Health
  • Sleep and the Brain: What's the Connection?
  • Play and the Brain: Why Play Matters to Your Gray Matter
  • Healthy Lifestyles: How Stress, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Substance Abuse, and Nature Affect Brain Health


Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

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  • Delivery: Online
  • Access: 6 months
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  • Duration: 24 hours per course
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About This Course
What you will learn: Enhance the Knowledge and Skills of Individuals Who Work with Older Adults
  • How to enhance your professional marketability
  • Building skills and competencies
  • How to fulfills your continuing education requirements as a professional
  • Develop an interdisciplinary perspective on aging

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  1. Gerontology
  2. End of Life Care
  3. Healthy Aging
  4. Helping Elderly Parents
  5. Healing Environments
  6. Handling Medical Emergencies
  7. Explore a Career in Nursing
  8. Holistic and Integrative Health
  9. Spirituality, Health, and Healing
  10. Brain Health
1. Gerontlogy: Be knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional in the field of gerontology

The Certificate in Gerontology represents a specialization in the field of gerontology. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with older adults by providing an educational experience that is multidisciplinary in nature. With the population aging at a rapid rate, the number of individuals over 65 will more than double by 2020. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing, new jobs are being developed, and new services created. Health professionals who work with the older population will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of the field of gerontology and to stay current with emerging trends.

2. End of Life Care: Specialize in the field of caring for those who are experiencing a terminal illness

End-of-life care presents health care professionals as well as patients and family members with many challenges and dilemmas. Education in the holistic and integrative care of individuals at the end of life builds on and expands professional competencies and brings healing and transformation.

The Certificate in End-of-Life Issues represents a specialization in the field of caring for those who are experiencing a terminal illness. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with dying patients by providing a multidisciplinary educational experience.

3. Healthy Aging: Explore the characteristics of the healthy aging brain, and examine how cognitive function can be maintained into old age

As the population in the United States ages, there are many opportunities to learn how to work with seniors in multiple settings in a way that supports quality of life. In the Certificate in Healthy Aging, you'll gain an overview of specific aspects of aging to provide a long-term foundation for treatment of the senior community and overall health during the later years of life.

You'll see how increasing scientific, clinical, and social interest helps us understand the relationship between nutrition and aging. You'll explore the characteristics of the healthy aging brain, and examine how cognitive function can be maintained into old age. The program also examines the ways physical activity can enhance well-being for seniors and uncovers the keys to longevity that allow some people to live to 100 years old. Finally, the program explores the role that intimacy and sexuality play in the health of seniors. This certificate is designed for anyone working in the health care field, those who are interested in the topic, those who are working with the aging population, or anyone who wishes to prepare for a career in aging services or gerontology.

4. Helping Elderly Parents: Learn How To Help Elderly Parents

Are your parents in their golden years?

Learning how to help parents or other loved ones through their transition can prepare us for our own. This compassionate and comprehensive class will give you the tools, techniques, and insights for this passage.

Growing older is a part of life. Some aspects are joyful, some bittersweet, some frustrating, some frightening. You will learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help.

You'll understand the impact of retirement, learn how to choose a nursing home, and be prepared to deal with death. You'll learn about financial and legal considerations, health issues, and family interpersonal relationships.

Assisting Aging People Online Course will also introduce you to special communication skills, observation methods, and coping mechanisms to ease the burden for everyone involved. You'll learn to handle most of the challenges you will face while coming to appreciate and cherish the privilege of the journey.

5. Healing Environments: Learn how evidence-based design can create environments that foster healing and support the mission of health care facilities

The design of a health care facility can contribute greatly to the well-being of patients, staff, and the wider community. In this innovative certificate program, you'll examine how Optimal Healing Environments (OHEs) impact the health of individuals and communities on a physical, social, psychological, and spiritual level.

You'll learn how evidence-based design can create environments that foster healing and support the mission of health care facilities. You'll explore the effect of all the elements of an environment, including color, light, sound, and art, and the role they play in supporting physical and emotional health. In addition, the program examines how a facility can use a focus on nature to create a sense of connection, how to benefit from the use of technology while mitigating the emotional stress that can result from it, and the importance of such environmental aspects as clean air and water.

At the end of this program, you'll appreciate all aspects of a healing environment and be able to describe methods of enhancing personal and work environments so they support the health of individuals and surrounding communities in a sustainable, healing manner

6. Handling Medical Emergencies: Learn about handling medical emergencies

This Certificate in Handling Medical Emergencies Online Course will identify common medical emergencies affecting children and adults, help you recognize signs and symptoms, and teach you how to render appropriate emergency care. For adults, you will learn how to recognize and manage chest pain, heart attack, stroke, diabetic problems, seizures, breathing difficulty, burns, and allergic reactions. For children, you will also learn about poisoning, fever, childhood illnesses, injuries from accidents, and the signs of abuse.

7. Explore a Career in Nursing: Have a foundation of basic medical knowledge to build on!

Are you interested in a career that's meaningful and challenging with a great salary, benefits, and opportunities for advancement? You should think about becoming a nurse! No segment of the economy is growing faster than the healthcare industry, and nurses have more options than ever before.

You'll start by learning about the skills and prerequisite courses you'll need to qualify for nursing school and the different pathways to becoming a nurse. Then you'll get an introduction to licensing exams and a crash course in medical basics: acronyms, medicalese, blood tests, and radiology—just enough to get your feet wet.

As you progress through the course, you'll learn about several different fields of nursing—from traditional bedside work to critical care areas, like the OR and ICU, to lesser known branches of the field, like nursing informatics. Basically, there's a nursing specialty for everyone, whether your dream is an adrenaline-fueled job in a fast-paced emergency department or a desk job working for the government. You'll also gain information about what you can do with a graduate degree in nursing, and take a quick peek at some of the other medical positions you might be interested in, like radiology technician or physical therapist.

Along the way, you'll read actual interviews from nurses currently working in the field, and learn about basic clinical skills to put you ahead of the game for nursing school. By the end of this course you'll know what it takes to become a nurse and what kind of opportunities are out there, and you'll even have a foundation of basic medical knowledge to build on. If you've ever thought about nursing, now is the time to find out more!

8. Holistic and Integrative Health: Learn the fundamentals of this person-centered and person-empowered approach to health care

Increasingly, today's consumers are seeking health care providers who focus on wellness and natural healing. As a result, the exciting and rewarding field of integrative health is growing rapidly.

In this 12-lesson Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health program, designed for both health care professionals and consumers, you'll learn the fundamentals of this person-centered and person-empowered approach to health care. You'll cover topics including holistic stress management, health and the human spirit, energy healing, elements of meditation, healing environments, Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, humor and health, music therapy and sound healing, nutrition, therapeutic massage and bodywork, and healing effects of physical activity.

As you explore the diverse systems that fall under the umbrella of integrative health, you'll gain an awareness of the philosophies of health and healing that unite all of these systems. You'll discover the benefits of emphasizing wellness, building a strong relationship between provider and client, promoting self-healing, and using nutritional approaches and other natural healing techniques. Above all, you'll gain a new respect for human individuality and the healing power of the integrative health approach.

9. Spirituality, Health, and Healing: Recognize and understand a variety of spiritual and religious values, beliefs, and practices and their impact on health and healing.

Spirituality, religion, and culture play an important role in health and healing. Health care systems and health care professionals must recognize and understand a variety of spiritual and religious values, beliefs, and practices and their impact on health and healing.

To meet the needs of a spiritually and culturally diverse client population, today's health care system is evolving in its approach. Knowledgeable providers who can deliver compassionate, effective care and meet their clients' and patients' spiritual needs are in dramatically increasing demand. To gain a broad understanding of spirituality, health, and healing and to stay current with emerging trends, health professionals who work with diverse religious and spiritual populations will need continuing professional education.

10. Brain Health: Explore how to support health and happiness through lifestyle choices that impact this remarkable organ.

The brain is an amazing organ. It receives information through the five senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing. It's affected by virtually every aspect of our lives, including our moods, our activities, how well we sleep, our stress levels, and the foods we eat. In this innovative Brain Courses Online program, you'll gain insights into the amazing brain and explore how to support health and happiness through lifestyle choices that impact this remarkable organ.

You'll start by taking a peek inside the skull to get to know the brain itself. You'll learn about the components of this organ to gain a deeper understanding of its structure and function. The program also examines the latest theories about the brain, including neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, and epigenetics.

Then you'll explore a variety of questions about how activities and life experiences can impact brain health and overall wellbeing. Can we program our brains for happiness? How do sleep quality and stress affect our mental and physical health? Can activities such as exercise, play, and even listening to music boost brain health?

Based on recent scientific studies, this program offers techniques and insights about how these and other aspects of life can support the healthy brain. This program is perfect for healthcare professionals and nurses or anyone who wants to better understand how supporting brain health can foster health, happiness, and wellbeing.

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The Ultimate Gerontology Online 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Gerontology Online Course

The Certificate in Gerontology consists of a total of 11 courses:

  • Introduction To Gerontology
  • Physiology of Aging
  • Mental Health and Aging
  • Healthy Aging
  • Pain Assessment and Management in the Older Adult
  • Death and Dying
  • Sleep and Aging
  • The Older Woman
  • Elder Abuse
  • Aging and Disorders of Communication
  • Alzheimer's Disease: Mysteries and Possibilities

Course 2 - End of Life Care

There are 8 units of study

  • End of Life Issues: Ethical Issues
  • End of Life Issues: Hospice and Palliative Care    
  • End of Life Issues: Pain Assessment and Management    
  • End of Life Issues: Physiologic Changes
  • End of Life Issues: Death, Dying, and Grief
  • Cultural Considerations at the End of Life
  • Pediatric End-Of-Life Care: Compassion and Caring
  • Caregiving at the End of Life: Issues and Considerations

Course 3 - Healthy Aging


There are 5 units of study

  • Nutrition and Healthy Aging
  • The Healthy Aging Brain
  • Physical Activity and Healthy Aging
  • Centenarians: Keys to Longevity
  • Intimacy, Sexuality, and Healthy Aging

Course 4 - Helping Elderly Parents

There are 12 units of study

 

Communicating with Aging Parents

In our first lesson, you'll learn a few tools and techniques for effective communication that will sustain you as your parents age.

Helping Maintain Interest in Life

In this lesson, we'll explore ideas that can help you help your parent to maintain his or her zest for life as circumstances change. You'll discover some activities that you might not have thought of before. But you can only suggest that your parents get involved with a new interest. It can be frustrating if they refuse and you have to watch them lose their will to live. My intent is to give you many tools so you can keep trying until something works. If the only behavior you can change is your own, remember that your parent can't help but respond differently to that change. So at least that is in your control. You'll find suggestions on how to make the most of this fact in this lesson. 

Simplifying Life

In this lesson, we're going to talk about ways to change how you think about accumulating things. I'll give you some ideas about what to do with the things you and your parents already have once you decide to free yourselves from the burden of excessive possessions. You'll learn about trusts and gifting away financial assets in Lesson 8—for now, we're talking about artifacts and material possessions, the things that fill your rooms, have to be dusted, insured, provided space, and otherwise cared for. Today you'll learn how to protect yourself from the mind control of advertising in our society of getting and spending. At last, you'll have the awareness to control your own spending habits and help your parents start to unload their lifetime accumulation of stuff.

Important Papers

We often live under the delusion that we're immortal until something, like a death in the family, reminds us of our vulnerability in this world. We may not even think about what would happen to our cat or dog if we got hit by a bus, let alone how we would like our worldly goods distributed. If we think about our health care wishes at all, it's to hope that we do get hit by a bus and don't have to endure a painful or prolonged decline or death. Advance directives are written documents that serve as an individual's instructions regarding disposal of his or her property. In today's lesson, you'll learn what documents you must have, as well as those you should have for yourself and your parents. Today, we'll take a close at each of the important documents, and I'll provide you with tips on how to acquire and prepare them for yourself and your parents with minimum cost and effort. If you're at least 18 years of age, you should have your preferred medical, resuscitation, and funereal instructions officially documented, even if you don't yet have assets to worry about. You'll find out how to address this critical need in this lesson! 

What You Need to Know Now

Even if you think you know your parents inside and out, you might be surprised by some of the things you don't know. And some of those things may be important to you should a parent have to move to assisted living, become incapacitated, or die. In this lesson, I'll tell you about some of the things you should find out while you still can. In addition to the documents we discussed in Lesson 4, you or your parents may have cash, valuables, investments, pensions, insurance policies, safe deposit boxes, a personal safe combination, and account numbers that will be invaluable to the executor of an estate. Do you and your parents have all those things neatly filed in one place? We'll cover all that and more in this lesson.

Handling Emotions

You'll learn about practical and material matters in several of the other lessons in this course. In today's lesson, we'll take a different tack. Every emotion that there is to experience can surface at some time when you're involved in the inevitable changes that come with aging. Today, I'll help you learn what emotions to expect in yourself, your parents, your siblings, and others. We'll revisit some of the communication techniques you learned in Lesson 1 as tools for handling feelings that surface. We'll also explore some new applications of pacing and leading, and ways to manage your own emotions.

 Finding Help

In the past, it was the norm for family to absorb whatever additional burdens came with the declining health and abilities of elders. Community and government services were limited or nonexistent. That's no longer the case. You are not alone, and the good news is that there are services available no matter what financial situation you or your parents are in. In this lesson, we'll explore what's available, where to find it, and the levels or progression of help that you may need over time. You'll also learn how to tell when to move from one level to another. After that, we'll go over some strategies for handling that moment when you introduce the idea of getting help to your parents. This can be a delicate matter, so it's best to be prepared. Issues of self-esteem and layers of emotion may arise when your parents find that they just can't do all the things they used to. I'll teach you to be on the lookout for this as we explore finding help.

When It's Time to Move

The home care services you learned about in Lesson 7 can postpone a move to assisted living quarters, but there may come a time when it's no longer feasible for your parents to stay in their current home. You'll learn how to discuss the idea of a move with your parents, and ascertain their preferences, fears, and concerns. There are now several possibilities for increased care or services other than your home or a nursing home. I'll describe some common ones in this lesson. We'll explore the options progressively, from fully independent living to full-care nursing. We'll also talk about downsizing, as well as relocation and other services that you may need. Finally, you'll learn to choose wisely if sudden illness or impairment strikes, making a progressive approach impossible.

Choosing a Nursing Home

Today you'll learn the five symptoms that reveal when it's time for your parent to move to a nursing home. Selecting a nursing home is one of the most important decisions you can make. I'll give you criteria and a checklist for selection that will serve you well whether you find yourself in a sudden crisis or just ahead of a parent being released from hospital. You'll be able to use the information in this lesson to enhance your confidence in selecting assisted living or other residence options.

The Transition

When the time comes to move your parent to a nursing home, your behavior can make a big difference in how well he or she accepts the change. You'll have to face the emotions of your parent and other family members, and control your own. The communication skills based on neurolinguistic programming (NLP) that you have learned in previous lessons will serve you well: pacing and leading, gaining and maintaining rapport, and using disassociation to control emotion. In today's lesson, I'll give you some more tips for applying your skills during this stressful time. 

Death as a Life Event

In this lesson, I invite you to consider death as a life event, another rite of passage in the ever-flowing river of existence. I'll share much of my own experience with my mother's death, and some thoughts that friends and students have shared with me. What you learn will serve you well if you're dealing with the impending death of a loved one. If you aren't yet facing it, the information in this lesson will help prepare you for that eventuality. You'll learn practical tips to help the dying person, and a few more to help you cope. You'll be encouraged to conquer your fear and reluctance enough to be fully present when death is imminent, and this will free you for a profound experience.

Afterward

In Lesson 11, we talked about ways to handle the experience of a loved one dying. I urged you to choose to be fully present for that experience. In this, our final lesson, we'll address what to expect after the death. You'll become familiar with various theories about grief. We'll also cover some tips on handling issues that might arise. Finally, I'll offer you encouragement and suggestions for getting closure on this life experience, and ideas for getting on with the living

Course 5 - Healing Environments

There are 9 units of study

  • The Power of Design—Healthy Buildings, Healthy Communities
  • Creating Healing Relationships    
  • Color and Health – Exploring the Connection
  • Light, Health, and Healing    
  • Sound and Art: Using The Ears and Eyes to Heal
  • Nature and Healing—The Power of Connection    
  • The Air We Breathe—How Air Quality Affects Health and Well-Being    
  • How Safe Is Your Water?
  • Our Rewired Brains—Technology and Health


Course 6 - Handling Medical Emergencies


There are 12 units of study

Introduction to Medical Emergencies

Every day, thousands of medical emergencies occur in the United States. In our first lesson, you'll learn what happens when someone dials 911 to report the emergency. You'll see how emergency 911 operators do their jobs, who will respond to the emergency, and what will happen after emergency medical services personnel arrive at the scene. We'll also explore how you can help without exposing yourself to legal liability. Then, we'll start going over the human body so you'll know why your organs work like they do!

The Initial Assessment

Today, you'll learn how to make sure you stay safe at the scene of an emergency—from watching out for traffic and identifying hazards, to protecting yourself from transmitted diseases. Then, you'll learn the ABCs of emergency care so you'll know what steps to take in order to help someone in need. Also, you'll see how to take a reading of a patient's respiration and pulse to determine if the heart and lungs are working normally.

Heart Disease and Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for adults in the USA. In today's lesson, you'll learn what causes heart disease and how you and your family can prevent it from happening to yourselves. We'll discuss angina and heart attacks, and I'll tell you why you may not want your family member to go to the closest hospital if you suspect they may be having heart problems!

Respiratory Illness and Disease

Would you know what to do if your child suddenly choked on a small toy or piece of food? Today's lesson addresses choking and breathing problems, the leading causes of accidental deaths in children. You'll also learn about asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, and carbon monoxide poisoning. And I'll show you how using everyday household cleaning products might be dangerous!

Head and Brain Injuries

In this lesson, you'll learn all about the body's master organ—the brain! We'll discuss concussions, head injuries, seizures, and strokes. You'll see how the pupils of the eyes give you important information about brain function, and how to recognize the signs of a stroke, one of the most common events leading to adult disability.

Bleeding and Burns 

Do you know what the largest organ of the body is? Surprise—it's your skin! In today's lesson, we'll go over what happens when you injure your skin—whether you've scraped, cut, torn, punctured, or burned it. We'll also go over how to recognize the signs of bleeding, even if the bleeding is internal and out of your sight. You'll see how to stop all types of bleeding and how to treat all types of burns, including electrical, chemical, thermal, and even severe sunburns!

The Nine Types of Shock

In today's lesson, you'll learn all about shock . . . not the electrical kind, but the type that prevents oxygen from getting to your body's cells. You'll learn how to recognize and treat shock caused by infections, allergic reactions, bleeding, breathing problems, diabetes, heart problems, spinal injuries, and simple fainting. You'll also see what to look for to determine if an unconscious person has a chronic medical problem, with no one around to tell you about it!

Medical and Environmental Emergencies

Today, we'll go in depth to learn about underlying medical problems such as diabetes, gallstones, hepatitis, appendicitis, and kidney stones. You'll also learn about heat and cold emergencies, from heat exhaustion and heat stroke to frostbite and hypothermia. And you'll find out what's happening if your patient's eyeballs look yellow!

Managing Poisoning

Almost 3 million children are victims of accidental poisoning each year. In this lesson, you'll learn how poisoning occurs—how it gets into a child's body through absorption, inhalation, ingestion, or injection. You'll see why poison control centers have been established throughout the country and how you can reach one using a single phone number. Most important, you'll learn what to do and what not to do before medical help arrives at your house.

Fractures and Sports Injuries

Today, we'll focus on injuries to the bones and joints. We'll explore fractures, sprains, and strains, as well as how to handle neck and back injuries without causing further harm to your patient. You'll learn how to use common items to make splints to stabilize an arm or leg until help arrives. Then, we'll talk about common sports injuries affecting adults and children. You'll also learn about athletic trainers and the roles they serve in organized team sports.

Child Development and Specific Injuries

Children aren't just little adults! In this lesson, you'll learn how children react to injury and illness, and how you can interact with them during the various stages they go through as they grow up. You'll learn the differences in their anatomy as they get bigger, how their vital signs change, and how they're so much more susceptible to shock than adults are. And we'll explore common childhood emergencies such as infection, fever, and seizures. Then, we'll examine the early warning signs of substance abuse among teenagers and talk about a difficult topic—teen suicide and self-injury.

Critical Illnesses, SIDS, and Abuse

In our final lesson, you'll learn about illnesses common to children—croup, epiglottitis, asthma, and meningitis. We'll also explore SIDS—Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and learn why researchers think it occurs and steps you can take to reduce its risk. We'll close by discussing the nationwide problem of child neglect and abuse, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of physical and sexual abuse, and why just one phone call can make a major positive step in an abused child's life

Course 7 - Explore a Career in Nursing

There are 12 units of study

So You Want to Be a Nurse 

In this first lesson, you'll discover some of the many benefits of becoming a nurse. We'll discuss the different pathways to getting a nursing Certificate or degree, and we'll look at the pros and cons of each. We'll also talk about some things to think about before you seriously consider nursing school, like prerequisite classes and some of the skills that can help set you up for success. Got math? Are you a good multitasker? Do you like talking to other people? Great! If not, it's never too early to start practicing!

Medical Basics

Today's lesson is a crash course in medical basics. Without getting too detailed, we'll discuss some common medical acronyms, and you'll learn how to decode intimidating medical terminology. We'll talk about different types of doctors, equipment, and tests that nurses encounter, and then we'll finish up with an introduction to medical math. It sounds a little scary, but this lesson will serve as a foundation to understanding the ones that follow. And the information presented here can be helpful whether you work in the medical field someday or just want to know a little bit more about what's really happening when you or your loved ones go to the doctor.

Welcome to Nurse Training!

This lesson is all about nurse training. First, we'll take a look at exactly what happens in nursing school—from the coursework to the clinical rotations to the exams. But school is just the beginning! After graduation, there's the NCLEX licensing exam, where you'll demonstrate that you've learned enough to be a safe and competent nurse. Then, it'll be time for your first nursing position, where you might enroll in a nurse internship or residency, or you might receive additional training in your department. By the end of this lesson, you'll have a good idea of the different types of training you might go through on your path to becoming a nurse.

The Frontlines of Nursing

Today we're going to look at the three most common job settings for new nurses—hospital acute care, outpatient clinics, and long-term care facilities. You'll learn about the different specialties you can pursue in each area, the colleagues you might work with, and what working as a nurse in these three areas is really like.

Nursing for Adrenaline Junkies

Many people consider ER, OR, and ICU nursing the most exciting fields of nursing! We'll discuss what it's really like to work in these settings—and how this compares to what you see on TV. You'll learn how ERs triage patients, what it means to scrub or circulate in the OR, the different types of ICUs, and a whole lot more.

Nursing for Therapeutic Communicators

There are certain fields in nursing that require more care and compassion than others. We're going to discuss psychiatric nursing, hospice nursing, case management, and health coaching in this lesson. These positions are less likely to be adrenaline-fueled, but they're rewarding in their own ways. These are careers that focus on the counseling and patient advocacy roles of nursing. We'll discuss psychiatric hospitals and substance abuse centers and the people you'll work with there, as well as some of the most common tasks in working with patients who are dying and those who are looking to maintain good health and healthy practices.

Nursing for Number Crunchers and Nine-to-Fivers

This lesson is about careers that focus on the research, education, management, and change agent roles of nursing. We'll be looking at research nursing, informatics nursing, and legal nurse consulting. Although most nurses working in these fields have at least a year of clinical nursing experience, none of these positions requires additional certification or degrees.

Nursing for Those Who Want to Better Their Communities

What have you heard about community health nursing? This is a specialty that encompasses a variety of positions, from school nurses to prison nurses to Red Cross disaster relief nurses. Community health nurses engage in all six of the nursing roles, with heavy focus on education, patient advocacy, and being a change agent. We'll explore what it really means to be a community health nurse—where you work and what you might be doing.

Nursing for Those Who Want to See the World

Today's lesson is for wanderers! We'll explore everything from working as a travel nurse in a neighboring town to taking to the high seas as a member of the Navy Nurse Corps. We'll also look at medical mission work like Doctors Without Borders and Mercy Ships. If you want to use your nursing skills while seeing the world, get ready to love this lesson.

Pediatric and Obstetric Nursing . . . and More!

No nursing survey course would be complete without touching on pediatric and obstetric nursing. We'll take a look at these specialties and then check out a few other nursing positions that involve working on a team instead of in a department. Finally, we'll round out Lesson 10 with a quick peek at what it means to be a charge nurse or nurse manager.

Advanced Practice Nursing: Beyond the Bachelor's Degree

This lesson is for overachievers and forward thinkers. Maybe you want to be a nurse but you know you're going to want to do more than basic clinical nursing. You might be thinking about teaching or hospital administration. Or perhaps you want to become a nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist. We'll look at all of those options in this lesson!

If You're Still Not Sure

What if you've gone through this course so far and learned about nursing school and licensing exams and the different fields of nursing, but you still don't know if nursing is right for you? That's okay! This final lesson will recap the highs and lows of nursing and give you some ideas about alternatives to becoming a nurse. We'll also look at some strategies for getting more information so you can be armed with the knowledge you need to make a decision.

Course 8 - Holistic and Integrative Health


There are 12 units of study

  • Holistic Stress Management
  • Health and the Human Spirit
  • Energy Healing
  • Healing Elements of Meditation
  • Place and Space: Healing Environments
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: an Ancient Approach to Healing
  • Ayurvedic Medicine: Ancient Foundations of Health Care
  • Humor and Health
  • Music Therapy and Sound Healing
  • Nutrition: An Integrative Approach
  • Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Healing Therapies
  • Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement

Course 9 - Spirituality, Health, and Healing

There are 12 units of study

  • Characteristics of Spirituality
  • Spirituality, the Health Care Professional, and the Spiritual Care Provider
  • Spiritual Rituals
  • Spirituality, Religion, and Health
  • Spirituality, Culture, and Health
  • Spiritual Assessment and Spiritual Care
  • Therapeutic Interventions for Healing
  • Sacred Spaces, Healing Places
  • Spiritual Care of the Dying
  • Spirituality and the Grieving Process
  • Spirituality, Religion, and Children
  • Spiritual Dimensions of Aging

Course 10 - Brain Health

There are 7 units of study

  • The Amazing Brain: Understanding the Basics
  • Wire Your Brain for Happiness
  • Music, Sound, and the Healthy Brain
  • Meditation and Brain Health
  • Sleep and the Brain: What's the Connection?
  • Play and the Brain: Why Play Matters to Your Gray Matter
  • Healthy Lifestyles: How Stress, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Substance Abuse, and Nature Affect Brain Health


Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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